To get the economy moving again, Reagan focused on getting more money into the economy:
Lower Interest rates
Supply Side Economics
Originally known as the MX for M issile e X perimental.
Intercontinental ballistic missile .
The MX could carry up to 10 re-entry vehicles, each armed with a 300-kiloton W87 warhead/MK-21 RVs ( twenty times the power of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima during World War II.)
Strategic long-range bomber used by the US Air Force.
Developed as a primarily low-level penetrator with long range and supersonic speed capability.
Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)
Created by President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983 to use ground and space-based systems to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles.
It was soon derided as Star Wars , after the popular 1977 film.
The first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.
She served as an Associate Justice from 1981 until her retirement from the Court in 2006.
O'Connor was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
Sandra Day O’Connor
Conservative Court Anthony Kennedy Antonin Scalia
President Bush nominated to Thomas to replace Thurgood Marshall in 1991
Thomas's confirmation hearings were bitter and intensely fought.
Key accusations that he had made sexually harassing comments to attorney Anita Hill.
Thomas was ultimately confirmed by a vote of 52–48.
Election of 1984
Carter VP from Minnesota
1 ST woman on major party ticket
Democrat Ticket - 1984
Landslide for Reagan
Election of 1988
A former two-term senator from Colorado, the married Gary Hart's bid to become the Democratic nominee in the Presidential election of 1988 was derailed after The Miami Herald printed photographs of him aboard a yacht—aptly named Monkey Business—with 29-year-old model Donna Rice.
“ Follow me around. I don't care. I'm serious. If anybody wants to put a tail on me, go ahead. They'll be very bored.“ – Gary Hart
George HW Bush
VP for 8 years under Reagan
Former head of CIA
Former ambassador to China and UN
WW II Fighter pilot
Republicans - 1988
Michael Dukakis beat out Al Gore, Jesse Jackson, Joe Biden to win the nomination.
Chose Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Texas as VP candidate.
Attacked for being soft on crime and unpatriotic .